Sunday, November 14, 2004

My Favorite Movies
It's very hard indeed to pin down a certifiable movie buff like myself to what are her favorite movies. But for you I will endeavor to elaborate on them. Keep in mind you will most likely see movies that are not on many peoples favorite list. But it's my blog, so who cares if others don't agree with me.

So here they are, not particularly in order:

2.The Matrix
3.The Matrix Reloaded
5.A Walk In The Clouds
6.The Replacements
7.The Empire Strikes Back
8.The Incredibles
10.X-2: X-Men United
12.Van Helsing
13.A Room With A View
14.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
15.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
16.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
17.Lethal Weapon
20.The Lady and The Tramp
22.The Mummy
23.The Mummy Returns
24.Gone in 60 Seconds (Nicolas Cage)
26.National Treasure
27.Phantom of the Opera
28.Great Expectations (Ethan Hawke)
30.The Professional
34.The Lost Boys
35.Bram Stoker's Dracula
37.The Breakfast Club
38.Raiders of the Lost Ark
39.King Arthur
40.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
41.So Close
42.The Long Kiss Goodnight
43.Pirates of the Caribbean
44.Naked Weapon
45.The Waterboy
46.Happy Gilmore
47.The Sure Thing
48.Real Genius
51.While You Were Sleeping
52.Miss Congeniality
53.My Chauffeur
55.Pitch Black
57.Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
58.The Long Hot Summer
60.The Birds
63.The Pacifier
64.LA Confidential
65.The Transporter
66.Romeo Must Die
67.Sleepy Hollow
68.The Specialist
69.Deep Blue Sea
70.Ride With The Devil
71.Die Hard
72.The Best Man
73.I, Robot
74.Independence Day
75.The Princess Bride
76.Trading Places
77.The Blues Brothers
78.Lover Come Back
79.The Fifth Element
81.The Boondock Saints
83.The Wizard of Oz
85.The Frighteners
86.The Bourne Identity
88.Tears of the Sun
89.Kiss The Girls
91.Blade II
93.La Femme Nikita
94.The Boondock Saints
95.Office Space
98.The Punisher
100.Bringing Down The House

Friday, November 12, 2004

These are my all time favorite shows on the small screen. Some are old and defunct...Others went out in the a blaze of glory, some are new out of the gate, and a small few are still going strong. What makes a show my favorite? Great writing, excellent characters, an interesting premise. Lots of action or special effects. Great animation. A hint of the arcane. Deep entrenchment in the supernatural. Gut-bustingly funny, you name it.

Here they are (not in particular order as usual):

1.The Simpsons
2.Buffy The Vampire Slayer
6.Xena Warrior Princess
7.King of the Hill
8.Batman The Animated Series
9.Challenge of the Superfriends
10.Living Single
11.The X-Files
12.Just The Ten of Us
13.The Facts of Life
14.21 Jumpstreet
15.The Others
17.The Magnificent Seven
20.ER (I outgrew it when Kerry Weaver became a major character)
22.Relic Hunter
23.The Lost World
24.Dark Angel
26.Battlestar Galactica (New Version)
27.The Invisible Man (Sci-Fi Channel Version)
28.The Fresh Prince
29.The Cosby Show
31.Freaky Links
32.The Colbys
33.CSI Miami
36.Arrested Development
37.Malcolm in the Middle
38.The Bernie Mac Show
42.Remington Steele
43.Freaky Links
44.Night Rider
45.The A-Team
46.Fantasy Island
47.I Dream of Jeannie
48.The Beverly Hillbillies
49.The Addams Family
50.The Love Boat
51.The Original Animated Spiderman Series
52.X-Men Animated Series (Fox)
53.The Justice League (Justice League Unlimited)
54.Quantum Leap
55.Andromeda (Season 1-2)
56.Keen Eddie
58.Faerie Tale Theater
59.GI Joe
60.Miami Vice
61.La Femme Nikita
62.Doctor Who
64.Rags To Riches
65.V The Series
66.Vanishing Son
67.Star Trek: The Next Generation
68.Parker Lewis Can't Lose
69.Square Pegs
70.The Three Stooges
71.The Little Rascals
74.Woody Woodpecker
75.Tom and Jerry
76.Masters of the Universe
78.The Transformers
79.Silver Spoons
80.The Outer Limits (90s version)
81.Special Unit 2
83.Superman: The Adventures of Lois and Clark
85.The Monkees
88.Strange Luck
89.Desperate Housewives
90.Courage The Cowardly Dog
91.Lost in Space
92.Robin Hood (Michael Praed as Robin Hood)
93.Red Dwarf
94.Keeping Up Appearances
95.Absolutely Fabulous

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Top 100 Historical Romances

I love historical romance. I read my first one at 12 years of age. I was hooked ever since. The magic of them has soothed my savage breast many times. I retreat into the world of adventure, romance, and pagentry easily, and hunger for more. These books definitely make the top of my list for wonderful historical romance reads. Here they are:

1.Lord of Scoundrels-Loretta Chase
2.The Shadow and The Star-Laura Kinsale
3.Seize The Fire-Laura Kinsale
4.The Prince of Midnight-Laura Kinsale
5.A Heart So Wild-Johanna Lindsey
6.A Rose At Midnight-Anne Stuart
7.Lord of Danger-Anne Stuart
8.The Charm School-Susan Wiggs
9.The Horsemaster’s Daughter-Susan Wiggs
10.A Well-Pleasured Lady-Christina Dodd
11.Rules of Engagement-Christina Dodd
12.Rules of Surrender-Christina Dodd
13.Lost in Your Arms-Christina Dodd
14.All Through The Night-Connie Brockway
15.A Dangerous Man-Connie Brockway
16.Dreaming of You-Lisa Kleypas
17.Lady Sophia’s Lover-Lisa Kleypas
18.Then Came You-Lisa Kleypas
19.Again The Magic-Lisa Kleypas
20.Be Mine-Cait Logan
21.Never Love A Cowboy-Lorraine Heath
22.Tell Me Lies-Claudia Dain
23.Born in Sin-Kinley MacGregor
24.Taming The Scotsman-Kinley MacGregor
25.Entwined-Emma Jensen
26.It Must Have Been The Moonlight-Melody Thomas
27.Night Shadow-Laura Renken
28.My Lord Pirate-Laura Renken
29.Wicked Lies-Laura Renken
30.After The Kiss-Joan Johnston
31.Fallen-Celeste Bradley
32.Perils of the Heart-Jennifer Ashley
33.Lady Gallant-Suzanne Robinson
34.The Awakening-Jude Deveraux
35.The Princess-Jude Deveraux
36.Velvet Angel-Jude Deveraux
37.Sweetbriar-Jude Deveraux
38.The Texan’s Wager-Jodi Thomas
39.Two Texas Hearts-Jodi Thomas
40.The Devil You Know-Liz Carlyle
41.When A Texan Gambles-Jodi Thomas
42.Forever in Texas-Jodi Thomas
43.My Darling Caroline-Adele Ashworth
44.Tallie’s Knight-Anne Gracie
45.Forbidden-Jo Beverley
46.The Pirate Next Door-Jennifer Ashley
47.The Pirate Hunter-Jennifer Ashley
48.Only In My Dreams-Eve Byron
49.Winter Garden-Adele Ashworth
50.The Proposition-Judith Ivory
51.Indiscretion-Jillian Hunter
52.The Merry Widow-Meagan McKinney
53.When Dawn Tames The Night-Meagan McKinney
54.Master of Desire-Kinley MacGregor
55.Priceless-Christina Dodd
56.Night Song-Beverly Jenkins
57.Scandalous Again-Christina Dodd
58.Scandalous-Karen Robards
59.Heather and Velvet-Teresa Medeiros
60.One Kiss From You-Christina Dodd
61.For The First Time-Kathryn Smith
62.Annie’s Song-Catherine Anderson
63.The Charmer-Celeste Bradley

64.Lord Ruin-Carolyn Jewel
65.Wild Dawn-Cait Logan
66.Night Fire-Cait Logan
67.Savage Thunder-Johanna Lindsey
68.Brave The Wild Wind-Johanna Lindsey
69.Love Me Forever-Johanna Lindsey
70.The Raider-Jude Deveraux
71.The Price Of Innocence-Susan Sizemore
72.On A Long Ago Night-Susan Sizemore
73.Too Wicked To Marry-Susan Sizemore
74.Angel-Johanna Lindsey
75.The Wicked One-Danelle Harmon
76.The Naked Truth-Lyn Stone
77.The Arrangement-Lyn Stone
78.Indigo-Beverly Jenkins
79.No Choice But Surrender-Meagan McKinney
80.For The Roses-Julie Garwood
81.My Dearest Enemy-Connie Brockway
82.Shadow Play-Katherine Sutcliffe
83.Mischief-Laura Parker
84.Notorious-Katherine Sutcliffe
85.Bridal Favors-Connie Brockway
86.Hummingbird-Lavyrle Spencer
87.Island Star-Kit Gardner
88.Vows Made In Wine-Susan Wiggs
89.The Imposter-Celeste Bradley
90.The Pretender-Celeste Bradley
91.The Spy-Celeste Bradley
92.Angels Wings-Anne Stuart
93.Worth Any Price-Lisa Kleypas
94.Someone To Watch Over Me-Lisa Kleypas
95.Stranger In My Arms-Lisa Kleypas
96.Dark Torment-Karen Robards
97.Nobody’s Angel-Karen Robards
98.Heartstrings-Rebecca Paisley
99.My False Heart-Liz Carlyle
100.Shadow Dance-Anne Stuart

Top 100 Contemporary Romances
These are the contemporary romances that I've read, enjoyed, added to my collection and found irrestible for various reasons. I would definitely want to take these if I had to flee the country or ended up stranded on a desert island. There are some tried and true authors, and some that I may have just read one book and enjoyed. But they made the top hundred because of the exceptionalness of the read. Without further ado...

1.The Mercenary-Cherry Adair (Harlequin Temptation)
2.Iguana Bay-Theresa Weir
3.Some Girls Do-Leanne Banks
4.Kiss And Tell-Cherry Adair
5.Cool Shade-Theresa Weir
6.Reckless Lover-Carly Bishop (Harlequin Intrigue)
7.Rafe’s Revenge-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
8.Hide and Seek-Cherry Adair
9.In Too Deep-Cherry Adair
10.Gone Too Far-Suzanne Brockmann
11.Lone Rider-Lauren Bach
12.Lazarus Rising-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
13.Rancho Diablo-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
14.Ritual Sins-Anne Stuart
15.Shadows at Sunset-Anne Stuart
16.Glass Houses-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
17.Bittersweet Passion-Lynne Graham (Harlequin Romance)
18.One Night With His Wife-Lynne Graham (Harlequin Presents)
19.The Baby Bargain-Dallas Schulze (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
20.Outsider-Sara Craven (Harlequin Presents)
21.Some Sort of Spell-Frances Roding (Harlequin Romance)
22.One Secret Too Many-Vanessa Grant (Harlequin Presents)
23.Taken Over-Penny Jordan (Harlequin Presents)
24.Lovers Touch-Penny Jordan (Harlequin Presents)
25.The Winter Heart-Lillian Cheatham (Harlequin Presents)
26.Rawhide and Lace-Diana Palmer (Harlequin Presents)
27.The Last Mercenary-Diana Palmer (Silhouette Special Edition)
28.Lawless-Diana Palmer
29.The Winter Soldier-Diana Palmer (Silhouette Desire)
30.Enamored-Diana Palmer (Silhouette Desire)
31.Fire And Desire-Brenda Jackson
32.Delaney’s Desert Sheik-Brenda Jackson (Silhouette Desire)
33.Surrender-Brenda Jackson
34.Hideaway-Rochelle Alers
35.Fate-Pamela Leigh Starr
36.A Risk of Rain-Dar Tomlinson
37.No Commitment Required-Seressia Glass
38.The Soldier and The Baby-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
39.Navy Baby-Debbie Macomber (Silhouette Special Edition)
40.A Dark and Stormy Night-Anne Stuart (Harlequin American Romance)
41.Cullen’s Bride-Fiona Brand (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
42.Secrets and Lies-Maggie Shayne (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
43.Into The Fire-Anne Stuart
44.Just the Way You Are-Christina Dodd
45.Almost Like Being In Love-Christina Dodd
46.River of Eden-Glenna McReynolds
47.Too Much Temptation-Lori Foster
48.Baby Love-Catherine Anderson
49.Paper Rose-Diana Palmer
50.Reckless Conduct-Susan Napier (Harlequin Presents)
51.Indecent Deception-Lynne Graham (Harlequin Presents)
52.Mistress of The Groom-Susan Napier (Harlequin Presents)
53.Man of Stone-Lynne Graham (Harlequin Presents)
54.Mackenzie’s Mountain-Linda Howard (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
55.Innocence-Suzanne Forster
56.The Morning After-Suzanne Forster
57.When Venus Fell-Deborah Smith
58.Montega’s Mistress-Doreen Owens Malek (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
59.Fire And Rain-Elizabeth Lowell (Silhouette Desire)
60.Now You See Him-Anne Stuart (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
61.The Perfect Husband-Lisa Gardner
62.Something Real-J.J. Murray
63.Renee’ and Jay-J.J. Murray
64.Forever-Lynn Turner (Harlequin Presents)
65.I’ll Be Your Shelter-Giselle Carmichael
66.Fantasy Lover-Sherrilyn Kenyon
67.Dance With The Devil-Sherrilyn Kenyon
68.Kiss of The Night-Sherrilyn Kenyon
69.Night Play-Sherrilyn Kenyon
70.Winter’s Edge-Anne Stuart (Harlequin Intrigue)
71.Baby At His Convenience!-Kathy DeNosky (Silhouette Desire)
72.Sweet Liar-Jude Deveraux
73.Hosea’s Bride-Dorothy Clark (Love Inspired)
74.Marriage on Demand-Susan Mallery (Silhouette Special Edition)
75.The Sheik’s Kidnapped Bride-Susan Mallery (Silhouette Special Edition)
76.Stryker’s Wife-Dixie Browning (Silhouette Desire)
77.The Virgin and the Vengeful Groom-Dixie Browning (Silhouette Desire)
78.Comparative Strangers-Sara Craven (Harlequin Presents)
79.Secondhand Husband-Dallas Schulze (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
80.Tempered By Fire-Emma Goldrick (Harlequin Presents)
81.The Patriot-Lynn Michaels (Harlequin Temptation)
82.Too Many Bosses-Jan Freed (Harlequin Superromance)
83.American Dreamer-Theresa Weir
84.Compromising Positions-Beverly Bird (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
85.Strangers No More-Naomi Horton (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
86.Harvard’s Education-Suzanne Brockmann (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
87.Kiss An Angel-Susan Elizabeth Phillips
88.Beginner’s Luck-Dixie Browning (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
89.The Aloha Bride-Emma Darcy (Harlequin Presents)
90.A Bride of His Choice-Emma Darcy (Harlequin Presents)
91.One Reckless Night-Sara Craven (Harlequin Presents)
92.Maggies' Man-Alicia Scott (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
93.Another Time-Susan Napier (Harlequin Presents)
94.The Spanish Groom-Lynne Graham (Harlequin Presents)
95.Night Fever-Susan Kyle
96.Connal-Diana Palmer (Silhouette Romance)
97.The Best Man to Wed?-Penny Jordan (Harlequin Presents)
98. Silver-Penny Jordan
99.Cinderella Bride-Monica McLean (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
100.The Duke’s Covert Misson-Julie Miller (Harlequin Intrigue)